Online live casino games are a bit newer than standard casino software. They began with live roulette and have now diversified considerably.
There are even casinos and software providers that specialise in live casino games. This is a reaction to increased demand and as more and more people want to play live casino games, the selection on offer has increased.
Below are some of the most commonly found live dealer casino games and a little bit about what you can expect when playing them.
To find out where to play the games created by the software providers above, head to our Live Dealer Software page.
Roulette is the original online live dealer game and can be found anywhere where live casino games are offered. Many even offer variations including games for high rollers and mini live roulette.
When playing, you place your bet on a virtual table displayed beneath the screen showing the dealer and a wheel. The dealer will then set the wheel in motion and drop the ball in. Once it comes to a rest a virtual dolly will appear on the winning number and your bet will automatically be paid out if successful.
Blackjack is another favourite of live dealer players. It’s particularly popular with high rollers so don’t be surprised to find VIP live blackjack games around for the big spenders.
Most live blackjack games allow you to text chat with fellow players as well as with the dealer who answers in person. The major benefit of live dealer blackjack is that you can see your cards and those of other players being dealt, so you know exactly what’s going on. Some games will also allow back betting and side betting to provide extra spice to your play.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be James Bond? Well now you can have a tiny glimpse into his world as you get to play his favourite game with a live dealer.
Live baccarat places you at a virtual table with fellow players and allows you to see the dealer as they play the banker and player cards. As there’s not much to in baccarat once you’ve placed your bet you can chat with others creating a multi-player feel to the game.
No you didn’t misread, live slots are really available. While there’s no way to change the main slot game, you can now play live slots where the bonus feature is interactive and can be viewed on a live stream.
This has been pioneered by Evolution Gaming who created the Mermaid’s Fortune slot. The live element appears in the bonus round which comes complete with a live mermaid. Her role is to introduce the round and interact with players who have been lucky enough to reach it. This adds a whole new dimension to online slots and we’re looking forward to seeing how they develop this further.
Playtech and CWC Gaming are the two main users of these types of games. The list of games that can be found includes Mahjong paigow, sic bo and keno.
Unfortunately, UK online casinos clearly don’t think these games will be particularly popular with their users so few offer them. Sic bo is the game that you’re most likely to find and can be played at Ladbrokes and bet365 among others. However, due to the complexity of sic bo we recommend that you play it in its regular online form at a suitable pace before you risk slowing down other players gameplay.
Despite not being one of the games originally adapted for the live dealer format, Live Casino Hold’em Poker can now be found in many online casinos.
Playtech were the main instigators of this with most of their casinos now including this poker variation. But before poker players get to excited we must stress that this is a poker variation where you play against the house and not against other players. But if you’re a poker fan looking for a bit of live dealer action then this will be ideal.